He began shotgun shooting at age 13 and has been shooting competitively for the past three years with the national Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). “The accident happened just a few weeks ago at our local shooting range,” said Jonathan. “I was practicing with some team members and we were on the second station of the course.
I shot the first two pairs of clays just fine, but on my second shot at the third pair is when everything bad happened. There was a louder-than-normal report from the gun and it recoiled more than usual, too. Pieces of wood from the forearm went flying everywhere.
”Rumbarger’s face was blackened with gunpowder residue from the blowback, but he was not injured in any way. Protecting his eyes was a pair Pilla Outlaw X6 shooting glasses, and protecting his ears was a set of custom ear plugs molded to fit his ears.
“The doctor will often prescribe a steroid, as the injury is usually an inflammation,” she said. “Symptoms to be concerned about are severe ringing in the ears and normal sounds such as voices being muffled, distorted or garbled. Hopefully, with treatment, a person’s hearing will return to near-normal levels, but you often never get it all back.
”For sportsmen and women, young and old, Jenkins recommends double protection: wearing foam ear plugs covered by ear muffs when shooting or hunting. “The problem with soft plugs alone is that some people don’t use them correctly; they don’t insert them deeply enough into the ear canal, so the plugs don’t stay in place,” she said.
Electronic ear protection is also an excellent choice, as these devices allow you to hear normal conversations while on the range and natural sounds while hunting, yet they mute the blast of a firearm. When purchasing such electronic hearing protection look for a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of at least 30 decibels.
If you wear hearing aids, do not wear them when you shoot or hunt, even with hearing protection in place. In some cases, this means simply hiking into the woods and leaning against a tree trunk or deadfall and hoping an animal draws nigh. More often than not, however, it necessitates a much more thoughtful and involved process, usually involving the setup of a hunting blind or a tree stand.
Animals can be sensitive to changes in their environment and often shy away from new features. For this reason, the savvy hunter will set up his blind or install his stand several days before he plans to occupy it for a hunting session. In the interim between establishment and use, animals will become accustomed to the blind or stand and will cease avoiding it.
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But that does not mean they have not learned the rules of the market. In their 13 years of existence, they have come up with a number of great hunting rangefinder. And one of them is the Optics Impact 850. The design is simple and you might find some similarities between the device and Leupold.
It weighs and feels the same. The functions are controlled using two buttons which are on top of the rangefinder. The gadget is coated with rubber which absorbs the impact of a fall gracefully and also keeps out the chances of slippage. You get the ability to focus on targets accurately with the 6x magnification and the 22 mm objective lens. It is rated as waterproof with the O-ring sealed.
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